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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 5-Methyl-6,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopentapyrazine
Synonym(s) Maple lactone pyrazine;(5H)-5-Methyl-6,7-dihydrocyclopenta(b)pyrazine
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6,7-Dihydro-5-methyl-5H-cyclopentapyrazine
JECFA number 781
CAS number 23747-48-0
FEMA number 3306
COE number 2314
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 134.18
Chemical formula C8H10N2
Physical form/odour light yellow to amber liquid with a peanut odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in oils, propylene glycol, organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 200°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.525-1.535
Specific gravity 1.048-1.059
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